We Americans are reeling from the unholy terror that was unleashed in
Las Vegas. Our news is saturated with videos and details about the
massacre. It will leave a deep scar in the memories of the families and
friends who were directly affected by the attack as well as of people
like me who grieve over the violence too often ruining our nation. Let’s
pray for the victims: eternal peace for the dead, a speedy recovery for
the injured, and comfort for those who loved them. Dare I say that we
should also pray for the perpetrator, who for whatever reason committed
this crime. Let’s also pray that God provides us with insight to find a
solution to gun violence and heal our broken country. At times like
this, it seems as though darkness is overcoming the light. When heinous
acts of terror snuff out the lives of innocent people, we may struggle
to hold onto our faith in the good God. We face the age-old mystery of
the presence of evil in this world of ours that God created good. Some
people might feel as if they are praying on empty. In our darkest
moments we must remain convinced that nothing, not even the worst
tragedy, separates us from God’s love. Besides, he can draw good from
it. What can this heartbreaking, horrific tragedy teach us? click to continue
I recently received the gift of tickets to see Andre Rieu. The concert isn’t scheduled for another six months so I've stored the tickets away until I need them. Imagine if I lose them!
Or if I forget I even had them! I will never experience the true joy the gift was intended to bring me. Nor could I genuinely show appreciation to my generous gift giver. God has provided us with spiritual gifts with which to live the spiritual life.
Over the next 7 months, the 10 Minute Daily Retreat will reflect on 7 of these gifts; one every month.
In June, we will reflect on the gift of Wisdom.
'Don't turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.' Proverbs 4:6 Join us on our journey! Reflections can be sent by email. Details on:
So here is an old family recipe that I wanted to share with everyone. I come from a long line of women who are into holistic health and preventive and natural medicine; so basically what that means is everything in here actually is helping you prevent colds and fight the flu! Which is something I know we all want to prevent. I want us to all remember Luke 5:31 “And Jesus said Healthy people do not need a doctor sick people do”. Preventing yourself from getting sick is and will always being a problem for humanity according to Genesis. I want to pray and make sure I can have everyone pray for those for are hungry, because I know many of us have FELT that hunger and there are people out in this world still living that way today. I also want all of us who have escaped or never felt this struggle to praise him!!!!! Click here for more!
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for …